2nd SUBMARINER Conference: Better Off Blue – Creating synergies for a bio-based society

27 September – 28 September 2017
Representation of the Land Schleswig-Holstein to the Federal Government, Berlin, Germany
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A huge amount of activity is happening in the field of blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region – both under the umbrella of the SUBMARINER Network and through independent initiatives among its members and beyond. Following the launch of the SUBMARINER Roadmap during the 1st SUBMARINER Conference in Gdańsk in September 2013, the 2nd SUBMARINER Conference "Better Off Blue – Creating synergies for a bio-based society" will make the most of this activity.
It will take place in Berlin, Germany on 27–28 September 2017, so save the date!

Conference aims:

  • To unite the actors working for progress towards a blue bioeconomy and bio-based society in the Baltic Sea Region;
  • To showcase advances, create synergies and stimulate active cooperation between the multitude of ongoing projects under the SUBMARINER Network umbrella and beyond;
  • To offer an excellent matchmaking opportunity with time for structured and informal networking;
  • To position the Network, its stakeholders and actions with a view to the European Commission’s Implementation Strategy for Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region and look beyond the BSR to the European and global context.

The cross-cutting topics:

  • The Baltic Sea Region’s blue bioeconomy in the European context;
  • Fostering innovation and building new business models in the blue bioeconomy;
  • Changing markets for marine protein sources in feed;
  • Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Blue Economies;
  • Financing environmental services;
  • Smart specialisation and the blue economy;
  • Nutrient mining in the Baltic Sea – a driver for regional development;
  • Creating added value in RAS aquaculture through innovative technology integration;
  • Marine biobased materials and chemicals.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Bernhard Friess

    Bernhard Friess

    Director Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission.
  • Jakob Granit

    Jakob Granit

    director general for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)
  • Christine Lang

    Christine Lang

    CEO ORGANOBALANCE GmbH and co-chair of the German Bioeconomy Council
  • Jarmo Puputti

    Jarmo Puputti

    CEO of Raisio Plc.

    The organisers

    The conference is organised jointly by the SUBMARINER Network and the Ministry for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitalization of Schleswig-Holstein in the framework of Baltic Blue Growth. Co-organiser is the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk in the framework of the project InnoAquaTech. The conference is held in cooperation with the other SUBMARINER Network projects Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance, Smart Blue Regions and MUSES and with the kind support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism Schleswig-Holstein and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

    Registration is open until 17 September 2017!


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